Rafa Benitez frustrated at the chances they gave to Sheffield Wednesday

Henrietta Brewer
April 10, 2017

Charnley went on to reveal that were it not for support from owner Mike Ashley, the club will be in a bad financial position.

Carlos Carvalhal says that talisman Sheffield Wednesday attacker Fernando Forestieri should be fit enough to play a part in tomorrow's televised encounter with Championship title chasers Newcastle United at Hillsborough.

Shelvey hasn't always lived up to the hype surrounding him in his fairly short career to date, and when Newcastle were relegated at the end of last season, rather than moving on, the Englishman stayed put to fight for their return to the top flight.

In two transfer windows, the former England manager oversaw the signings of Georginio Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Florian Thauvin, Chancel Mbemba, Jonjo Shelvey, Andros Townsend and Henri Saivet for a combined total on £70.7m.

The significant increase in the wages to turnover ratio, up to 59.4 per cent from 50.1 per cent in 2015, again reflects the spend on the squad, combined with the change in first team management personnel in March 2016.

The club yesterday (6 April 2017) revealed their financial results for the 2015/16 season, with profits plummeting and turnover falling.

"In the context of this spend, relegation was both unacceptable and totally unexpected".

"The financial impact of relegation is hard to overstate and this will become evident in our next set of financial results ending June 2017".

"We have to wake up and be ready for the next game".

His now club Guingamp will be expecting a host of bids for their star in the summer, after already batting off plenty of Premier League interest last season for the young star. He was due to take charge of the Millwall game with Gillingham.

McClaren took over in at St James' Park in June 2015 and was trusted the club's biggest transfer kitty to date under owner Mike Ashley.

He awarded Burton an indirect free-kick instead of ordering a penalty retake when Dwight Gayle encroached into the area when Matt Ritchie converted the spot-kick.

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